Configuration Management

A longstanding tenet of system administration is that changes should be structured, automated, and applied consistently among machines. But that’s easier said than done when you’re confronted with a heterogeneous fleet of systems and networks in various states of health.

Configuration management software automates the management of operating systems on a network. Administrators write specifications that describe how servers should be configured, and the configuration management software then brings reality into conformance with the specifications. Several open source implementations of configuration ...

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